IF YOU HAVE TIME TO READ ONLY MAXIMUM 10 points:
1. Absolutely wonderful, serene, palatial ambience with corresponding live music.
2. Good tasting food, possibly not authentic.
3. Strong presence of Punjabi flavour with butter and ghee taste present in all dishes.
4. Primary attraction which I recommend is a combo of variety of exotic rotis with some Chicken gravy dish.
Food : 6.5/10
Cost : 800/- for 2 (does not include any alcohol cost.)
I recently revisited this place as part of an Kashmiri food festival:
This is the biggest attraction of the place. There is a distinctly palatial or Mughal feel with pillars and flowy water canals inside the seating area. This is wonderfully complemented by the live Indian classical music performers and warm lighting.
Sofas are available too for some really elegant seating in this princely setting.
There is a distinct Punjabi flavour to all food served here with the butter and ghee ruling supreme in all dishes here. Primary unique attraction here are the many different types of North Indian Unleavened breads or rotis and naans alongwith corresponding gravies. Due to the distinct Punjabiness of the taste, I would strongly recommend sticking to the Chicken specialities here.
Primary combinations I would recommend here is one of the exotic types of roti or naan alongwith some Chicken gravy dish.
Regarding the Kashmiri food festival dishes, they tasted really good... (not sure if authentic.. but tasted good to me.)
Tried the Kanti Murgh (nothing special), Palak Kokkur (strong palak flavour dominates everything, melt in your mouth... really nice smooth texture of meat), Gushtaba (unique... not exactly like Dahi chicken... but really liked the flavour imparted by the yoghurt apart from the tangy taste contribution aspect.), Rishta ( strong spicy flavour... possibly red chilly powder... can be described as heavy from only oil or ghee aspect... but the oil or ghee was so overpowering that the spice factor was toned down when the food initially hit the tastebuds along with the oil)
Had the above with Bakarkhani....which was basically one of those typical special nutty sweet type of non-tandoori type of unleavened Indian bread.
Waiters are numerous, however catching their attention can be a challenge sometimes. Once you have called them though they are very genial and understanding. - A fallout is sometimes there will be some diners who will need to be noisy to call waiter.